‘My kids shouldn’t pay the price for my fame’
American actor-filmmaker Ben Affleck’s (right) next film Live by Night has the tag line- American dreams come at a price. Affleck agrees it's pertinent to his own life, reports theguardian.com.
“I've been lucky. I've had my wildest dreams come true, but the price is the Faustian exchange you make where your identity is not your own,” Affleck said. He added, “You become a public figure and it changes all the rules. The press can become invasive and dishonest, and you have to put up with inconvenient stuff like that.”
Affleck shares a cordial bond with his estranged wife Jennifer Garner, with whom he shares daughters Violet, 10, Seraphina, seven, and fouryear-old son Samuel. The actor said he is okay with the constant spotlight on his life, but gets bothered when his children's personal space is invaded. “I'm at peace with paying my own price, but not when it comes to invading my kids’ space and time. They didn't make any bargains. I try to shelter them as best I can. That's my only real gripe.”